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Kiwi 'Issai'

Actinidia deliciosa, Actinidia chinensis, Chinese Gooseberry

Hardy Perennial

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Unlike other varieties, the exceptionally sweet fruit of this spectacular climber are virtually hairless. This vigorous hardy Kiwi is self fertile, making it perfect for the smaller garden where there is only room for one plant. An attractive climber with heart shaped foliage and clusters of deliciously fragrant small white flowers in summer. The oval fruits can be harvested in September. Height: 6m (20') Spread: 4m (13'). Pot grown plant supplied.

Ideal For:
kitchen garden, walls and fences
Flowering Period:
June
Position:
full sun
    • 1 kiwi plant in 2 litre pot

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    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
    • £24.99
Grow Kiwi plants in a sheltered, sunny position in any fertile, well drained soil. Prior to planting, incorporate plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost into the planting hole. Plant Kiwi, firm in and water well. Provide the twining stems with an appropriate support such as trellis or wires attached to fences and pergolas.
Feed and water regularly until fully established and train stems onto their supports. In autumn apply a mulch of well rotted manure or compost to the base of the plant. Prune Kiwi fruit plants in winter. In the first two years, prune plants to create an espalier framework of one permanent leading stem and numerous horizontal stems. Cut back the leading shoot to maintain it within the allotted space. Fruit is formed on the previous years wood, and also on fruit spurs created by cutting back side shoots on horizontal stems to 3 or 4 buds. Overcrowded side shoots can be thinned out to allow light and air around the developing fruit. Plants may take 3 years before producing a full crop of delicious Kiwi fruit.
We will do our best to ship your plants or bulbs to you at the ideal time for planting as stated against each product. We recommend that you prepare your soil, planting beds or patio containers ahead of time so you are ready to plant out, or pot on, just as soon as your order arrives. You will find the name of the variety printed on the top line of the address label on your package. Please ensure that you open the packaging immediately and carefully read through the instruction leaflet provided. For greatest success, please pot on or plant out as soon as possible, following the cultural instructions enclosed with your order.
Reviews
  1. Kiwi plants

    By julia rumsby 27-04-2016

    I bought 2 Kiwi Isaai plants earlier this year and they were exactly as described and are performing exactly as specified. I dont expect fruit this year but they are both growing away superbly, one in pot on porch (awaiting a trellis)and one in the ground against a fence. Both are at exactly same stage of growth!. Delivery was fast and quality was excellent. Well done Van Meuwen !

    Our Reply

    " Thank you very much for your review. I am glad that you have been happy with your purchase. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future. "

    Ryan - Van Meuwen
    Customer Care Team
    27-04-2016

  2. good

    By JAVED KHAN 09-06-2010

    sweet fruit

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